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Matthew 6:9

Our Father

Let the Son …
I. An Extraordinary Invitation
A. Come to My Father
B. He is Your Father
II. The Wonder of Adoption
A. No Longer Orphans
B. In the Household of God
III. The Children that We Are
A. Needy
B. Loved
C. Trusting?
… lead you in prayer.

Heidelberg Catechism
Lord’s Day 46

120 Q. Why did Christ command us to call God “Our Father”?
A. At the very beginning of our prayer
Christ wants to kindle in us what is basic to our prayer
– the childlike awe and trust that God through Christ has
become our Father.
Our fathers do not refuse us the things of this life;
God our Father will even less refuse to give us
what we ask in faith.
Q. Why the words, “Who art in heaven”?
A. These words teach us not to think of God’s heavenly majesty
as something earthly, and to expect everything for body and
soul from his almighty power.